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KFC And Cheetos Leave An Entire Community Devastated As They Debut A Cheetos Chicken Sandwich With No Hot Cheetos Option

At this point, the white suit once donned by Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Sanders is the fashion equivalent of a revolving door. Multiple celebrities have put on the white wig, goatee, and black bow tie, from Rob Lowe to Reba McEntire (America’s first female Colonel Sanders).

The campaign has allowed the chicken chain to tailor its ad campaigns to various moods by simply switching out the actor who portrays the world-famous spokesperson, which might get exhausting but still seems to successfully generate buzz.

After all, it’s hard to ignore RoboCop with a mustache. But KFC’s latest re-casting of the Sanders probably makes the most sense yet, as Cheetos mascot Chester Cheetah becomes Colonel Chester to mark the launch of the new Cheetos Sandwich.

Yup, Chester Cheetah is now Colonel Chester as he teams up with KFC to launch a Cheetos Chicken Sandwich.

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For four weeks starting July 1, KFC and Cheetos will marry their signature fare in a new collaboration that sprinkles magical, orange Cheeto dust on a chicken sandwich.

In a win for advocates of chips on sandwiches, the KFC Cheetos Sandwich drenches KFC’s crispy fried chicken in a “special Cheetos sauce” on top of a bed of Cheetos.

Kentucky Fried Chicken’s own Colonel Sanders tweeted on Thursday that he was “finger lickin’ thrilled” to announce the mashup.

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Cheetos are delicious. Cheetos go perfectly with sandwiches and can transport you right back to childhood packed lunches if you were totally uncool and your parents didn’t buy you Lunchables.

So what exactly do you get with this hybrid Cheetos x KFC baby?

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The Cheetos Sandwich is an Extra Crispy chicken filet in a “special Cheetos sauce,” mayonnaise, a “‘pinch of the thumb, index and middle fingers’ layer of crunchy Cheetos,” all set inside a toasted bun. 

But let’s be real…the only way any of this matters is if there is a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos version.

Unfortunately, there’s not. Not yet anyway. But with the number of people requesting it perhaps that will be an option soon.

Basically, all of the Internet is begging Chester to team up with KFC to make a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos version.

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And we are right there with them. #stanforhotcheetos

Like for real though…

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What were they thinking? How could they have not launched with a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos version?! #FAIL

Honestly, a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos version might be the only thing that saves the sandwich because so far reviews have been less than good.

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I mean sadness in a bun…that’s a pretty harsh review.

Sadness in a bun is harsh but I mean I don’t think I’ve ever seen a review quite illustrative…if that’s the word to use.

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This review has me feeling a certain kind of way…

Though not everyone was totally disgusted by it.

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Not a totally glowing review but definitely one of the better ones out there in the Twittersphere right now.

Even another fast-food chain, Archies, came for KFC.

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Archies already offered a simliar Cheetos partnership and theirs comes with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Now I just need to figure out where the hell is there an Archies?

READ: Forever 21 Just Released A Mouth-Watering Hot Cheetos Clothing Line And I Can Hear My Bank Account Quaking

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Mario Lopez Will Be Playing a Sexy Colonel Sanders In An Upcoming Lifetime ‘Mini-Movie’

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Mario Lopez Will Be Playing a Sexy Colonel Sanders In An Upcoming Lifetime ‘Mini-Movie’

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Lifetime may be known for its soapy melodramas and corny true crime thrillers, but it looks like the network is now expanding into previously uncharted territory.

On Monday, the network announced that it would be premiering a “mini-movie” on December 13th starring Mario Lopez. Nothing unusually there, right? Wrong. The catch is: Mario Lopez will be playing a sexy, Latino version of Colonel Sanders. Yes, as in the founder and spokesperson of KFC.

The Lifetime movie is called “A Recipe for Seduction” and will be presented in partnership with KFC.

Yes, this is real life. No, this not a drill.

According to the Lifetime website, the movie’s “plot” will go as follows: “As the holidays near, an heiress (played by Bosch alum Justene Alpert) contends with the affections of a suitor handpicked by her mother. When the handsome chef (Mario Lopez) arrives with his secret recipe and a dream, he sets in motion a series of events that unravel the mother’s plans.”

Sounds juicy (pun intended).

Oddly enough, this won’t be the first time that KFC has enlisted an unexpected person to play the illustrious Colonel Sanders.

The fast-food chain has a long-running gimmick of casting celebrities to play the coveted role of Colonel Sanders in advertisements and promotions. They have previously enlisted stars like Rob Lowe, Jim Gaffigan, and even Reba McEntire.

According to their respective press releases, both Lifetime and KFC seem pumped by this opportunity.

“Why not fill some of your time at home with a suspenseful drama and the comfort of our world-famous fried chicken? ‘A Recipe for Seduction’ is a perfect excuse to curl up at home and escape to your own happily ever after,” said KFC chief marketing officer Andrea Zahumensky.

Lifetime was similarly effusive. “Through a terrific cast, and with a wink to the unique sensibilities celebrated in Lifetime movies, this co-production spotlights each brand’s POV and marries them in a fun and authentic way,” (….whatever that means) said A+E Network’s EVP of Sales.

Naturally, the internet was equally intrigued and perplexed by this bizarre project.

The Twitterverse was abuzz with hot takes.

This person couldn’t tell if Lifetime was making fun of itself, or if we are making fun of Lifetime…

It’s official. We’ve moved into a post-satire era. Reality is now stranger than fiction.

This person chalked up this news to: 2020 gonna 2020.

Honestly, nothing can surprise us at this point.

This person was wondering if Lifetime had blackmail on Mario Lopez.

The most likely answer: a lot of money. Like, a yacht’s worth of money.

“A Recipe for Seduction” will air on Lifetime this Sunday, December 13th at noon EST. Get the popcorn ready! Or should we say…popcorn chicken?

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Georgia Woman Poses As an FBI Agent to Try and Get Free Chick-Fil-A

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Georgia Woman Poses As an FBI Agent to Try and Get Free Chick-Fil-A

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Chick-Fil-A is the fast food restaurant with arguably the largest cult following the United States (yes, including you, In-N-Out). Not only do the employees serve the juiciest fried chicken and the tastiest lemonade (and don’t get us started on the waffle fries!), but they do so with a perpetual smile on their faces. No matter how many extra sauces you request, you’ll never get any snark or pushback. You’ll always get a “My pleasure,” though.

Recently, however, one woman’s devotion to Chick-Fil-A went a little too far.

According to The Smoking Gun, 47-year-old Kimberley Ragsdale wanted free Chick-Fil-A so badly that she impersonated an…FBI agent.

You read that right. While we don’t know how being an FBI agent would automatically entitle you to free Chick-Fil-A, we respect this woman’s creativity.

The story goes as follows: last Thursday, police received a call from a Chick-Fil-A in Rockford, Georgia alleging that there was a “suspicious person” at their location who was “identifying themselves as a federal agent to try and get free food.”

When cops got to the scene, they found Ragsdale parked in the location’s parking lot in a white van. The police officer then asked Ragsdale if she had been identifying herself as an FBI officer. She admitted but also continued to insist that she was, indeed, a federal officer. When the police officer asked her for her badge, Ragsdale claimed that she did not have a physical copy of her credentials, only an “electronic” one. For some reason, this explanation didn’t sit right with the police officer.

Ragsdale was then removed from the vehicle at which point, according to the police report, she began to “talk into her shirt like she was talking into a radio,” asking for backup.

Spoiler alert: the backup never came. Because the backup never existed.

After she was taken away, a Chick-Fil-A employee told an officer at the scene that Ragsdale had been coming to the location “or several days saying she worked with the FBI and requested free food.”

Ragsdale was booked with impersonating a public official. No word on whether she was also charged for the free meal she received.

Naturally, this bizarre story set the Twitterverse abuzz.

Chalk it up to Chick-Fil-A’s near universal appeal, but this incident quickly made national headlines. People had a lot to say.

Of course, people saw this story as an opportunity to bust out their favorite memes.

This woman may not have been a criminal mastermind, but her goal was relatable. Who among us hasn’t craved Chick-Fil-A at any cost?

This person asked a question we’ve been wondering since we originally saw this story:

And she would’ve gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for those meddling kids.

And if the FBI *does* get free Chick-Fil-A, then they should definitely put that in their recruitment literature.

Honestly, if this is the case, please point us to the nearest recruiter for the FBI.

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